Andrew Lake

Kandiyohi County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Andrew Lake, MN

How big is Andrew Lake?
Andrew Lake is approximately 736 sq acres (3.0 sq km) in size with 5 miles (8.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Andrew Lake?
Andrew Lake is approximately 26 feet (7.9 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Andrew Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Shortnose Gar, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch in Andrew Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Banded Killifish, Bluntnose Minnow, Fathead Minnow, Freshwater Drum, Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Logperch, Spottail Shiner, Tadpole Madtom and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Andrew Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include New London, MN, Spicer, MN and Belgrade, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Andrew Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Andrew Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there topographical lake maps available Andrew Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Andrew Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Andrew Lake?
We know of 2 public boat launches on Andrew Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Andrew Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Andrew Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Andrew Lake including Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussel.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.

History & Status of the Fishery

A standard survey of Lake Andrew was conducted in July of 2015. Andrew is a moderately sized (736 acres), moderately deep (26 feet maximum) and moderately productive lake located in Kandiyohi County. Sibley State Park is a popular recreational area located along the north and northwest shoreline areas. A bible camp is located along the east shore. Residential development has occurred throughout the entire shoreline area with the exception of the northwest portion of the lake. DNR public access sites are located along the south and northwest sides (Sibley State Park) of the lake. A shore fishing pier is located along the north shore in Sibley State Park. Water levels were below normal during the spring and fall, but normal during the summer of 2015. Water clarity (secchi reading=11.00 feet) was excellent in July of 2015. Emergent vegetation (hardstem bulrush) is abundant along the northwest bay and north shore areas of Andrew. Various submergent vegetation species (i.e. bladderwort, coontail, flat-stemmed pondweed, muskgrass, clasping-leaf pondweed, northern milfoil) are frequently occurring within the shallow areas (< 15 feet deep). Eurasian watermilfoil is present in lakes both upstream and downstream, but presently is not in Andrew. Shoalwater substrates are primarily sand, rubble, gravel and boulder with silt more common in the northwest corner of Andrew.

Black Crappie numbers were low (0.17 fish/trapnet) in 2015 as compared to the Andrew historical average (2.80 fish/trapnet). Black Crappie populations often cycle resulting in periods of boom or bust years. Black Crappie year classes have been weak in Andrew and other connected lakes during recent years. Yellow Perch numbers were also low in 2015 (4.25 fish/gillnet) compared to the historical average (21.82 fish/gillnet) and the normal range. Historically, Bluegill catch rates have been high and average sizes moderate in Andrew. However, Bluegill abundance was low in 2015 (13.67 fish/trapnet) compared to the historical average (29.09 fish/trapnet). The 2015 Bluegill average size was also small (0.15 pounds and 5.6 inches) from trapnets.

Northern Pike numbers were high in 2015 (8.50 fish/gillnet) compared to the normal range and Andrew historical average (5.35 fish/gillnet). However, the 2015 Northern Pike average size improved (2.77 pounds and 23.0 inches) compared to the historical average (2.16 pounds) from gillnets. In addition, several Northern Pike over 30 inches were captured in the 2015 survey.

Walleye numbers were moderate in 2015 (5.25 fish/gillnet) compared to the normal range, but slightly below the Andrew historical average (6.42 fish/gillnet). The 2015 Walleye average size was large (3.25 pounds and 20.7 inches) from gillnets. The Walleye population in Andrew is due primarily to stocking. Limited Walleye natural reproduction has been documented by past surveys. Andrew was recently stocked with Walleye in 2009 (27,462 fingerlings, 878 pounds; 12 yearlings, 2 pounds), 2011 (29,250 fingerlings, 1,054 pounds), 2013 (29,278 fingerlings; 890 pounds) and 2015 (9,925 fingerlings, yearlings and adults combined; 1,203 pounds). The 2011 year class comprised 41% of the 2015 Walleye survey catch.

Largemouth Bass numbers have been historically abundant in Andrew. Spring electrofishing surveys Largemouth Bass more effectively than other gears such as gillnets and trapnets. Spring electrofishing was not conducted in 2015 due to time constraints with other management activities. The last Andrew spring electrofishing survey was conducted in 2010. Abundance was low in 2010 (26.25 fish/hour) compared to the Andrew historical average (66.80 fish/hour). The 2010 Largemouth Bass average size was moderate (0.85 pounds and 11.1 inches) and similar to Andrew spring electrofishing historical average.

Other fish species of interest sampled in 2015 included low numbers of Black Bullhead (1.50 fish/gillnet), high numbers of Freshwater Drum (5.50 fish/gillnet) and no Common Carp. The Freshwater Drum historical average catch rate is 3.01 fish/gillnet for Andrew. The 2015 Freshwater Drum average size was moderate (2.53 pounds and 17.6 inches) from gillnets.

Current fish management activities on Andrew include monitoring the fish population on a periodic basis, protecting aquatic vegetation through the permit process, assisting aquatic plant management and enforcement personnel in educating boaters and monitoring access sites for potential invasive species introductions, participating in local watershed initiatives, and stocking various fish species as warranted. The Andrew fishery will be surveyed in the 2019 spring for Largemouth Bass and 2019 summer for all fish species.

What is the average air temp for Andrew Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Andrew Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 55°F (13°C) to a low around 32°F (0°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Andrew Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Andrew Lake.

For more Minnesota State Park information see our State Park Guide.

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mike g.
3 star rating
Spring Is Great For Crappies. 4-5lb Northerns Common In Fall. Walleye Bite Only After Dark.
Reviewed Aug 7, 1999

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